Welcome Australia, I know previously that Israel joined the fray, so is it "Any fcuker with a song contest" ? By the way UK finished last And a piece of trivia, UK gave ABBA NIl Points when they won in Brighton.
EURO vision song contest on 21:52 - May 19 with 1668 views
It would have been so ironic if the UK had won. They would have had to host a competition that brings European countries toegther in friendly rivalry. In a post-Brexit environment!! Would the contestants have needed visas or settled status?
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EURO vision song contest on 13:00 - May 20 with 1204 views
My daughter's view is that letting Israel and Australia in is just to p*ss off the yanks. Every year they'll let some other bizarre non-Euro nation in - maybe South Korea or Bourkino Faso next - but never, ever the Americans. And every year the internet will go doolally while everyone in America says WTF?
Letting in Canada will make it really obvious.
EURO vision song contest on 16:08 - May 20 with 999 views
"Perhaps we finished last because we are leaving the Union so our entry doesn't count in the eyes of the rest. "
We finished last because we usually do nothing to do with Brexit. Not all countries competing are in the EU some not even in Europe. It's all political nothing to do with music then again apart from ABBA the Eurovision Song Contest has never been about music.
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EURO vision song contest on 16:14 - May 20 with 984 views
They tried lots of variations but none were acceptable to the Greek Macadonian, its a pretty complex situation that has been ongoing, this solution of "North Macedonia" is probably the best solution to avoid future conflict
EURO vision song contest on 17:35 - May 20 with 907 views
Y'wha? In all the years I've lived in this country I've never met anyone who's even heard of the Eurovision, unless they'd originated from that side of the map. But it's getting harder every day to justify my position of authority on everything when Europeans don't have an elemental grasp of geography.
They're all on the internet so much that for her generation having online "friends" all over the world isn't unusual.
Come Eurovision time apparently they all chat about it while the Americans say "What is this thing?"
PS the "euro" thing isn't geographical ignorance - Eurovision (EBU) has nothing to do with the EU or even Europe these days, its an association of TV companies for swapping programmes, especially news.Started in Europe but grew and Israeli equivalent of the Beeb is in, as are most of North Africa. Oz is an associate member (as are CBS actually) but the Americans, Algerians etc aren't bothered about the singing contest, probably because it's not a big thing in gay culture there, which is what seems to be the main market now.
EURO vision song contest on 23:45 - May 20 with 648 views
Australia was invited as a one off about 5 years ago but have kept returning. Unlike the UK they take it really seriously and send some of their best acts to the comp. We'll never hear the end of ti if they win it one year.